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National Infertility Awareness Week April 18-24, 2021

National Infertility Awareness Week April 18-24, 2021

NIAW isn’t just about raising awareness about infertility. It’s a movement to make tomorrow better for families and future families. Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate. Together, we can change the conversation. It begins with being part of a […]

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Fertility and Vaccines: What’s the Scoop?

Fertility and Vaccines: What’s the Scoop?

Fertility and Vaccines: What’s the Scoop? To describe the last year as confusing would be an understatement. There have been so many different — and contradictory — pieces of information about the COVID-19 pandemic that it’s hard to separate them from the facts. This is true in every aspect of our lives, from how we work to how […]

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The Equality Act and Reproductive Rights

The Equality Act and Reproductive Rights

The Equality Act and Reproductive Rights In the wake of the recent U.S. election, there have been a number of changes at the national legislative level, both big and small. While certain bills, such as the COVID relief package, have gained the most media attention, there have also been several other important initiatives that will […]

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Male Fertility and the COVID Vaccine

Male Fertility and the COVID Vaccine

Male Fertility and the COVID Vaccine As more information is released about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility, ARC Fertility is committed to ensuring the community is aware of the best practices for those who are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant. As the clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccines were not conducted on pregnant […]

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

With the FDA’s recent emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the fertility community has been flooded with questions and concerns regarding the safety of the vaccination for pregnant individuals or those trying to conceive. The ASRM Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force recently released a statement supporting public health measures to combat the virus. Along with […]

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World Fertility Day: Raising awareness and building a support system

World Fertility Day: Raising awareness and building a support system

World Fertility Day: Raising awareness and building a support system You’re not alone. It’s a simple phrase, but it’s one that 186 million individuals affected by infertility worldwide would appreciate hearing. No matter a person’s gender, race or ethnicity, infertility impacts everyone. As defined by The International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART), infertility […]

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The Current State of Fertility Care

The Current State of Fertility Care

The Current State of Fertility Care It seems like it was forever ago when almost all infertility treatments in the United States came to a halt. In reality, it has only been four months since the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued guidelines that recommended suspending IVF and other procedures. Since then, it’s been […]

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Clinics Are Reopening: Now What?

Clinics Are Reopening: Now What?

Clinics Are Reopening: Now What? As fertility clinics across the U.S. begin to reopen more of their services, people are preparing to start or continue their fertility journeys. But after months of waiting with clinics and the economy closed down, questions and concerns may begin to creep up. How will I afford treatments? How will […]

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Staying Optimistic During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Staying Optimistic During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Staying Optimistic During the Coronavirus Pandemic Official organizations like the ASRM are recognizing that managing fertility treatments during the current pandemic is a largely unknown, existential problem that is changing daily for patients, health care providers and society. While it’s no easy task to balance the interests of all those involved in fertility care, recent […]

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COVID-19’s Impact on Fertility Treatments in the U.S.

COVID-19’s Impact on Fertility Treatments in the U.S.

COVID-19’s Impact on Fertility Treatments in the U.S. NO FERTILITY TREATMENTS On March 17, 2020, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released its recommendation that all new treatment cycles should be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASRM maintained that care should still be continued for patients who are currently “in-cycle” or who require […]

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Did You Know the Pineapple is now the Symbol of Infertility?

Did You Know the Pineapple is now the Symbol of Infertility?

Did You Know the Pineapple is now the Symbol of Infertility? Each person experiences their infertility journey in a unique way. Yet, for most facing the diagnosis there are common feelings shared by others: sadness, anger, fear, stress, isolation…..and hope. While all humans desire to connect with others, some life events make us long for […]

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Does Your Insurance Cover Your Infertility Treatment?

Does Your Insurance Cover Your Infertility Treatment?

By now, you’ve probably read that insurance coverage for treating infertility doesn’t come close to matching the coverage for treatment of other major medical conditions. In the past, the stated reasons for this difference included gender inequities and incorrectly labeling in vitro fertilization (IVF) as “experimental.” Today, these types of rationales for not including infertility […]

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